James Pere

Branch Manager

James returned to New Zealand last year after spending 11 years based in Tokyo, consulting with global companies on regional projects that address domestic challenges within the Financial/Professional Services, Fintech, and Start-up sectors across the APAC region.

His expertise in recruitment, talent attraction, retention, and business strategy has enabled him to provide invaluable support to businesses of various sizes, from small teams of five to large organizations of 5,000.

Outside of his professional life, James enjoys day treks, watching live sports, photography, and fostering connections between people.


"We’ve partnered with Greenlight Recruitment for our recruitment needs for several years now. The most recent employee from Greenlight has proved her worth over and above expectations and was matched perfectly to the role. Greenlight’s temp team are just as fantastic to deal with – delivering us reliable and productive staff and often at short notice. Nothing is ever a problem, they’re a great bunch and I’d have no hesitation in referring the Greenlight team to other employers looking for staff. " Business Manager, Wholesale Importer